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48 minutes | 14 hours ago
As Baker Looks To Move The State To Phase 4, Some Are Skeptical
Plus, artist Gabriel Sosa discusses his series of bright, colorful billboards with messages of hope.
10 minutes | 14 hours ago
Are Democrats Stumbling Out Of The Gate?
We discuss the party's legislative priorities and the prospects for bipartisan cooperation with former 10-term Massachusetts Congressman Michael Capuano.
27 minutes | 14 hours ago
To Reopen Or Not To Reopen? Some Say Baker's Loosening Of Restrictions Is Premature
As Massachusetts moves into the next phase of its reopening plan, we speak with infectious disease and medicine professor Dr. Davidson Hamer, and two local restaurant owners.
47 minutes | 4 days ago
With Vaccines And Reopening Advancing, Are We Peeking Out Of The Pandemic Woods?
We discuss how it's finally starting to feel we might be clawing our way out of this pandemic -- albeit slowly and cautiously.
18 minutes | 5 days ago
How Mistrust Can Lead To Fundamental Changes In Our Institutions, Or Make Fertile Ground For Authoritarianism
We take listener calls and discuss Ethan Zuckerman's new book, "Mistrust: Why Losing Faith in Institutions Provides the Tools to Transform Them."
5 minutes | 5 days ago
Massachusetts Heads Towards Phase 4 Of The Reopening
Governor Baker announced today that as of Monday, the state will enter Step 2 of Phase 3, and that Phase 4 is scheduled to begin on March 22. We get the latest and break down what will be allowed to open and what will remain closed with WBUR's Quincy Walters.
17 minutes | 5 days ago
Lessons Of Revolution From 'Judas And The Black Messiah'
We take listener calls and discuss how the work of Fred Hampton and the Black Panthers is an example of what happens when people who feel defeated and ignored by their governmental institutions organize, and fight back.
48 minutes | 5 days ago
Massachusetts Reopening Progresses, Baker Testifies About Vaccine Rollout
Plus, the risks and possible benefits of the growing mistrust in our institutions.
8 minutes | 5 days ago
Baker Defends Vaccine Rollout At Heated Oversight Hearing
After a bumpy rollout of the coronavirus vaccine here in Massachusetts, Governor Charlie Baker was asked to testify before a new oversight committee.
15 minutes | 6 days ago
Johnson & Johnson Says It Could Have 20 Million Single-Dose Vaccine Units By End Of March
We speak about what this means with Dr. Dan Barouch, the director of the Center for Virology and Vaccine Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. We also speak with WBUR's Carey Goldberg, one last time, about the latest vaccine and coronavirus news.
48 minutes | 6 days ago
Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Inches Closer To Being Authorized For Emergency Use
Plus, we're joined by three Black professionals whose work is focused on public service.
7 minutes | 6 days ago
Checking In On Eating Disorders, During A Pandemic
We speak with Stuart Koman, president and CEO of Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham
8 minutes | 6 days ago
The Black History And Culture Of Martha's Vineyard
We revisit a trip that Radio Boston's Paris Alston took to Martha's Vineyard in 2019.
17 minutes | 6 days ago
Being Black In Boston's Public Sector
We have been having a series of conversations this month on Radio Boston about what it's like to live and work in our communities if you're Black. Today, we're joined by three professionals whose work is focused on public service.
10 minutes | 7 days ago
Rep. Jon Santiago Enters Boston Mayoral Race
Massachusetts State Representative Jon Santiago has officially entered the race to be the next mayor of Boston. He joins us to talk about why he decided to run and what he sees as the most important issues facing the city.
5 minutes | 7 days ago
State Education Commissioner Pushes To Get Students Back In Classroom
Riley will ask members of the state's Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to authorize him to move forward with this plan at a meeting next month.
12 minutes | 7 days ago
State Lawmakers Prepare To Question Gov. Baker On Vaccine Appointment Website Crash
State lawmakers on a new legislative oversight committee are preparing to ask Gov. Charlie Baker and Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders about the website crash, and other issues with the state's vaccine rollout, at a public hearing on Thursday.
48 minutes | 7 days ago
State Education Officials Push For Speedy Return To In-Person Learning
Plus, Massachusetts State Rep. Jon Santiago officially enters the race to be the next mayor of Boston.
21 minutes | 7 days ago
Ask The Doctors: Another Grim Milestone, As Cases Drop
We take listener calls with Dr. Helen Boucher of Tufts Medical Center and Dr. Davidson Hamer of Boston University.
17 minutes | 8 days ago
Lessons New England Can Learn From The Texas Power Grid Failure
We size up what happened in Texas, and take listener calls about our own energy grid.
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